Vampire Poet

She is one—or
thinks she is. That blood

on her chin
is really ink she stole

from your pen. See how perfect
diamonds have been cut

out of the pages
to your book of musings. Don’t laugh—

she might get away with it.

Pricked by Blue Flowers

Wears out
a pen is
a good sign
was something
she wrote
in a journal
30 years ago
to dig herself
out is still
a message
she can use
to get
your attention
off those dreams
onto hers.